Conclusion: English-speaking fans of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie residing in Region-B territories finally have a solid Blu-ray release which they could now add to their collections. The high-definition transfer the release uses is not identical to the one Alliance used for their release in Canada, but it is identical to the one Lionsgate Films used for their release in the U.S.
Excerpt: The Movie Language barrier aside, foreign films have a tendency to put off American viewers, many of whom are turned off by a reputation for, well, at least occasional pretentiousness. Amélie (full French title Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain ) therefore came as a happy surprise, a warm and welcoming movie that entertains us from the very start with its wit and wisdom.
Conclusion: 'Amélie' is a breezy, humorous, and simply wonderful film about love and happiness. With a quirky cast of original characters and an exciting visual style, this is cinematic romance at its best. The video transfer is absolutely gorgeous and the audio is great. Supplements are plentiful, fun, and informative. It will put a smile on your face, even if you don't want it to. Highly Recommended.
Conclusion: Unlike the old Canadian Blu-ray release of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie , courtesy of TVA Films, this Blu-ray release, courtesy of Alliance, features a 1080p high-definition transfer and imposed English subtitles for the main feature. Considering the fact that a U.S. Blu-ray release of Amelie is very unlikely at this point (because of the ongoing restructuring at Miramax), the Alliance Blu-ray release comes VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Did you find this review helpful?
Conclusion: I am incredibly happy to see Canadian distribs TVA-Quebec enter the HD market. The more small and independent companies begin releasing on Blu-ray, the greater the variety of films would be. I am certainly looking forward to their future output and will do my best to raise awareness within our community so that their films get the proper attention.
Excerpt: Med de onda och samtidigt häpnadsväckande visuella sagorna Delikatessen och De förlorade barnens stad skrev de franska filmregissörerna Jean-Pierre Jeunet och Marc Caro in sig i filmhistorien. Nu har Jeunet valt att gå sin egen väg. Efter ett kort gästspel i Hollywood med Alien återuppstår är han tillbaka på Paris trottoarer i ännu en saga, en god sådan denna gång. En saga i genomgående rött och grönt som färgar av sig på hela Paris, som sällan framstått mer inbjudande.